M&S’s £30 dupe of Loewe’s famous £375 straw basket bag is back in stock

Designer brand Loewe’s famous straw basket bag has been hanging off the arms of influencers and fashion editors ever since last summer. Despite the bag’s £375 price tag, Instagram is chock-full of pictures of stylish women accessorising their outfits with it, thanks to its classic, timeless style and practical size.

Due to the bag’s immense popularity, it’s likely you’ll see it all over your feed again this spring and summer, but if you can’t quite justify forking out nearly £400 on a bag (don’t worry, us neither), then you’ll be pleased to hear that M&S has got our backs with a great dupe of the style.

M&S straw bag

Straw Mini Tote Bag, £29.50, M&S

In the same wide bucket shape with similar dimensions and made from natural-coloured woven raffia, it even features very similar-looking tan (faux) leather handles and a square patch to the front (the bag is also available with these details in white and yellow). Really, the only thing missing is the embossed Loewe name and logo and, considering you’ll be saving yourself over £345, you might just find you can do without it.

Loewe straw bag

LOEWE Small leather-trimmed woven raffia tote, £375, Net-A-Porter

As predicted, the dupe was so popular when it first came out earlier this year that is sold out pretty fast. But, while we await a restock of the tan and yellow versions, if you’ve had your eye on the version with the white handles and patch then you’re in luck as this one just came back into stock.

straw bag with white handles and patch

Straw Mini Tote Bag, £29.50, M&S

Practicality-wise, M&S’s Loewe bag dupe could be even handier than the original, as it comes with a cotton drawstring pouch and zip pocket inside to keep your valuables safe and secure.

In fact, so good is this Loewe bag dupe that we wouldn’t be surprised if it sells out fast, so we suggest heading to the online checkout before it’s too late.

Raffia was a big trend for spring and summer last year and it looks set to be just as desirable this year, too. The natural tone of the material means it goes with every outfit imaginable – on the beach it will look right at home, but it will also look just as classy in the city paired with a bold trouser suit.